A KIND-HEARTED former North Berwick High School pupil has pushed through the pain to help the town’s day centre.

Shaun McCafferty completed the Law Race – the annual race from North Berwick Harbour to the top of the iconic Law – earlier this month and has so far raised £170 for the day centre.

The 22-year old was hopeful that the money he had raised would go towards planning future activities.

He told the Courier that this year was not the first time he had taken on the race, for which competitors travel from all over East Lothian and further afield.

Shaun said: “I had done the Law Race a couple of times when I was younger, the last being 2013, so why not this year?

“By running I wanted to show my appreciation for the day centre’s services and to give back something to the older members of North Berwick’s community.”

The former North Berwick High School pupil was pleased with his run, adding: “It went well and it was good to see so many runners.

“I am confident I finished around the 29-minute mark if the stop watch I had on can be trusted.

“I had hoped for slightly quicker but it was the first time I had been running in a while.”

And he has already raised more than his initial £100 target.

“I’m just happy I could raise some money for a good cause,” he added.

Meanwhile, his effforts won praise from Carol Wicker, day centre co-ordinator.

She told the Courier: “Shaun has done a fantastic job raising funds for the day centre by running the Law Race.

“The members at the day centre have enjoyed hearing all about the race, and seeing his photos after the race. They are very proud of Shaun being so willing to raise money to enable the members to do outside activities from the day centre.

“The members are aware of the generosity of a young person being prepared to give up his time to support them and have been inspired by his enthusiasm.”

To add to Shaun’s fundraising efforts, visit justgiving.com/crowdfunding/shaun-mccafferty